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. speaker. i appreciate you allowing me this time today. yesterday was tax day. and i've got taxes on my mind, mr. speaker. you know as most folks in this chamber do that h.r. 25, the fair tax, is the most widely co-sponsored, most widely supported fundamental tax reform legislation in the house and in the senate. both the house and the senate. 64 of our colleagues in the house, mr. speaker, have put their name on h.r. 25, the fair tax. eight of our senate colleagues have put their name on h.r. 25, the fair tax. the fair tax is a revolutionary proposal, mr. speaker, in that it takes all of the power of the tax code out of washington, d.c., and returns it to men and women back home. you know we can manipulate the behavior of anyone in america through the tax code. if i want folks to wear more pink ties and fewer blue tie, i'll subsidize pink ties for 250% and tax blue ties for 250% and we'll change behavior overnight. do you remember, mr. speaker, when we had the electric vehicle tax credit back in 2010? it was a $7,500 tax credit. we said we are going to give $7,500 to every american to
will have a little more time to finish their taxes. the irs will provide individual tax filing and payment extensions. specific details are expected to be announced today. facebook is in talks with apple over its droid-friendly software called home. the question is will be apple users able to use it? and chick-fil-a is getting healthy. more on that in the next hour. linda bell reporting. back to you. >> thank you. 4:39.65 degrees, >> big developments when it comes to immigration reform. we will have more on an agreement reached on the biggest ov >> tuesday morning, a mild start. >> not bad, jacqui jeras. will this a repeat of yesterday? >> there will be similarities. we will be a little drier today and with more sunshine. and a touch warmer. the morning is starting out much the same, 57 degrees. we might see patchy fog and mist in outlying areas. i think we will be fine in the district. looking at the satellite picture, low-level clouds. you can see areas at the eastern shore where it is trying to break apart. we will have a little bit more sunshine today, allowing us to warm up past 70 de
you think that there is any chance we'll see this president even say the words "carbon tax"? >> with an open mind... >> has the time finally come for real immigration reform? >> ...and a distinctly satirical point of view. >> but you mentioned "great leadership" so i want to talk about donald rumsfeld. >> (laughter). >> watch the show. >> only on current tv. >> announcer: broadcasting across the nation, on your radio and on current tv, this is the "bill press show." >> bill: hard to believe but another act of terror on american soil. yes, good morning everybody. april 16, tuesday. the day after patriots' day. turns into bloody mayhem in boston at the end of the boston marathon. we'll be talking about that and covering that from every angle with you this morning. good to see you. thank you for joining us here on the "full court press" where we always bring you the news of the day. good or bad. and talk about it for the next three hours here on your local progressive talk radio station. on current tv and on sirius x.m. this hour only. good to have you with us today and a lot
at is the location, boston marathon the date on tax day, on patriots day, four or five days before the anniversary of waco. these are all images and symbols that investigators are sifting through to see if that had anything to do with the message that was put here with these two bombs at the boston marathon. they can't rule out overseas, foreign terrorism and they looking at all of that trying to determine who was behind this and why. >> shep: you might have thought in the moments after this bombing that when these pressure cookers exploded they would have exploded in a lot of pieces. what these pictures seem to indicate, very large pieces held together. we see numbers identifying marks. we see materials that are clearly, according to your sources, the materials that held this bomb as it sat either in a trash can or side 56 curb. these are very valuable pieces of evidence which i'm getting will be iconic pieces. i'm getting there are reporters all over boston are wondering how in atlanta came across this? >> i would love to tell you, shepard, i think we'll have to have that conversation off air. >
, this is on tax day, near the event patriots day and the near the event of waco and et cetera. cetera. terrorism is an opportunity of capable and motive. moti someone had the motive, developed the capability and the opportunity happened to be thiss on this high-profile event on-po this week. week that may be a coincidence, basen on the opportunity of having a i lot of people and a lot of cameras. >> we also, we understand andndd have over the years when iraq and afghanistan you hear about improvised explosive devices ieds, this thing described as as that as well.that we are used to hearing about it happening overseas but not heree at home when you look at what we know, which isn't everything evr about these explosives now, is , this something that is pretty common, the makeup of these thes explosives that we have dealthat with overseas, that our military offices have had to deal with il the past in. in. >> in the united states, ki sayy that over the last year -- i can say that over the last decade da the use of ieds has decreased relative to the previous decadee that is a relative term. term. ot
which exist today , filed the claim, like they do there taxes, apropos to say that today. it goes directly into the ems without advertising. we completed that whole peace this year in january, without advertising it we have 500 claims. and because directly in, never turns into paper and allows us to immediately start working and today we don't have 3 percent in paper anymore, we have 3 percent electronic. we have 14 percent of our paper already converted to electrons just this january the 28. i have more than 116,000 electronic claims now, electronic folders that we did not have before. this week will have another six regional offices on the new system. >> mr. secretary, the va backlog reduction plan shows that in order to eliminate the backlog by 2015 the va will need to decide over 1 million claims this year. but the va is projecting in the budget submission that it will decide 335,000 fewer claims in 2013 and 2014. so can the va reached 2 million claims in 2015? that would be an 92% increase in productivity over the 2012 level . >> i am sorry. i don't exactly know your numbers,
. and then asa to close it off. >> yes, thank you, jim. the tax force says -- the task force says in our report all societies behave differently under stress. at those times they may even take actions that conflict with their essential character and values. and that's what we did here. of we were under stress, and we took actions that conflict with who we are. who we are called to be and who we have committed to be. and then we spent about ten years not being willing to face the truth about that. often by covering what happened with euphemisms and an awful lot of state secrets. so i believe that our detainee task force has functioned as a kind of truth commission, revealing where we strayed from our values by shining the light of investigation and analysis onto the problem in the open that the next time we're under that kind of stress we do not go down the same road. and it has been an honor to serve on this panel. >> thank you, dave. nick? >> very little, just in terms of new things, everyone here has discussed the general contours of the report which is the most important thing. there are som
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